Incisive Media founder Weller and CEO Whiteley lead MBO

Press Release: Investment Week founder Tim Weller and the leadership team of parent Incisive Media have secured a management buyout (MBO), that allows the business to accelerate its growth strategy under long-term private ownership. The MBO was led by Tim Weller, founder and chairman, CFO Jamie Campbell-Harris and CEO Jonathon Whiteley; a team who have worked together in the business for two decades.

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Ascential agrees to buy One Click Retail for US$44m

Publishing and events group Ascential has agreed to buy US e-commerce analytics provider One Click Retail in a deal worth more than $44m. One Click Retail provides data analytics to help consumer groups increase online sales, and was founded by former Amazon and Walmart executive Spencer Millerberg

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Apax to buy Dominion Marine Media

Apax Partners said July 19 it has agreed to buy Dominion Marine Media. Financial terms weren’t announced. Dominion Enterprises, a subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises, is the seller. Dominion Marine operates recreational marine digital marketplaces – BoatTrader, boats.com, YachtWorld, and CosasDeBarcos – which attract over 62 million unique visitors annually

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Hearst and Verizon acquire Complex

Publishers are scrambling quickly to launch Millennial content hubs, but Hearst is opting for the turnkey approach. The company announced that it’s extending its partnership with telecommunications giant Verizon to acquire Complex and its massive Millennial video audience

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Time inc may buy Yahoo after MySpace deal

Time Inc, the publisher of Sports Illustrated, People and Time magazine, is considering a deal to buy the core business of Yahoo Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Time has heard a presentation from Citigroup bankers on pursuing a deal with Yahoo, the Bloomberg report said, adding that Citigroup had not been retained by Time

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Walt Disney doubles stake in Vice Media to $400m

Walt Disney is doubling its stake in Vice Media to $400m, lifting its stake in the youth-focused media group to about 10 per cent, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal, which values Vice at more than $4bn, comes weeks after Disney’s first $200m investment in the Brooklyn-based company.

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Atlantic Media in talks to sell Quartz

Atlantic Media has held talks with a number of potential buyers interested in digital media about a sale of or potential investment in Quartz, the publishing group’s business news site, according to people familiar with the matter

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